Sterling Shackelford

1779–30 August 1853 (Age 74)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sterling

When Sterling Shackelford was born in 1779, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, John Lynn Shackelford, was 35 and his mother, Anne White, was 33. He married Nancy Mcquaid on 9 October 1809, in Carroll, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 August 1853, in Jackson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in New Maysville Cemetery, New Maysville, Jackson Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sterling Shackelford
Nancy Mcquaid
Marriage: 9 October 1809
Edmund R. Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford
Martha Ann Shackelford
Thomas Jefferson Shackelford
Sterling W Shackelford
John W. Shackelford
Amelia Shackelford

Spouse and Children

9 October 1809
Carroll, Mississippi, United States


    Edmund R. Shackelford



    Thomas Jefferson Shackelford


    Elizabeth Shackelford


    Sterling W Shackelford


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 1

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from Shackleford Heath in Surrey.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sterling Shackleford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S Shackleford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sterling Shackleford, "United States Census, 1830"

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